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Tottenham’s long-term transfer target passes Antonio Conte trophy test despite surprising claim

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As Antonio Conte looks to stamp his authority on the squad and get them set for Champions League football next season, Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a busy summer transfer window.

Tottenham have handed him a major boost ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with the Tottenham Hotspur boss keen to build upon an exciting debut campaign in charge. Owners ENIC have pumped a £150m cash injection into the north London outfit as they look to challenge under the Italian next season.

The first order of business could be to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma. The Italian has been linked to a move to Tottenham for some time. After scoring the game’s only goal in the Europa Conference League final 1-0 win against Feyenoord tonight, it could be the final thing needed to prove he is exactly what Conte needs to challenge for trophies, he desires.

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The cash injection follows Tottenham’s qualification into the Champions League for the first time since 2019/20, when Spurs bowed out in the round of 16 against RB Leipzig under the stewardship of former boss Jose Mourinho. And, eager to cement a fruitful future in the competition, The Telegraph claim that Conte wants as many as six arrivals in this transfer window.

Italian outlet Calciomercato have claimed both Conte and transfer chief Fabio Paratici are interested in signing the Roma midfielder and could potentially attempt to bring him to the club.

The report also states that Roma are desperate to keep the Italian but talks regarding a new contract appear to have stalled in recent times, with Juventus also monitoring his situation.

However, Zaniolo, who is valued at £30m on Transfermarkt, has previously admitted that his playstyle doesn’t particularly suit Conte’s 3-5-2 system.

“For a coach like Conte, I would even play in the 3-5-2,” Zaniolo told FC Inter News in February before admitting that the veteran coach’s system doesn’t suit the way he …

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